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The Creep Behind the Camera (2014)

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An exploration of the making of b-movie sci-fi cult classic "The Creeping Terror" and its con-man director Art "A.J." Nelson/Vic Savage.

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Pete Schuermann

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Pete Schuermann
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Josh Phillips ... Art Nelson
Jodi Lynn Thomas ... Lois Wiseman
Bill LeVasseur ... William Thourlby
Laurel Harris ... Helen Whittlesey
Mark Lee Mark Lee ... Jon Lackey
Chris Winters Chris Winters ... Norman Boone / Barney
Jason Coviello ... Scott
Katie Bevard Katie Bevard ... Shannon O'Neil / Brett
Glenn Thayer ... Larry Burell / Narrator
Jeffery Jesmer Jeffery Jesmer ... Buddy (as Jeff Jesmer)
Brian McCulley ... Allan Silliphant
Audrey Walters ... Starlet in Bar #1
Jessica Parnello Jessica Parnello ... Starlet in Bar #2
Tom Auclair Tom Auclair ... Frederick Kopp
Helen Trencher ... Korey Alden
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Storyline

At first watch most viewers find many of the sequences in The Creeping Terror so unbelievably awful and ineptly executed that the movie transcends the sci-fi and horror genres and delves into the realm of comedy. But the story behind the film contains all of the elements of classic movie-making that director Art Nelson would have killed to have in The Creeping Terror. It's the sci-fi Ed Wood told by the actual people who helped bring The Creeping Terror to life, recounting the desperate tales of Art Nelson by those who knew him best. There are rather elegantly produced scenes to set up the actual, and hilarious, footage from The Creeping Terror, also included in CREEP! The real monster was behind the camera. Written by Anonymous

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Con Artist, Psychopath, Monster, Movie Director. See more »


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Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 August 2015 (USA) See more »

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Slithering Carpets See more »
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D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1

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Goofs

The Creeping Terror was in production from 1962-1964, when Charles Manson was in federal prison. Manson was not released until 1967 and did not live at the Spahn Ranch until he and his "family" were evicted from their San Francisco living quarters in 1968. See more »

Quotes

Art Nelson: Don't you know who I am?
Bouncer: Of course I know who you are!
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An unexpected and thoroughly entertaining exploration of a reel creep.
15 April 2014 | by thomphelps-520-286180See all my reviews

Even though I had seen trailers for this film and had firm expectations walking into the screening, I still found myself surprised and dumbfounded by the story told and the way it was revealed. The directions the film takes by careening back and forth between interviews with the people involved in the original production of "The Creeping Terror" and the behind-the-scenes reenactments had me laughing out loud at the sheer Hollywood absurdity while I was cringing in abject revulsion.

Josh Phillips's portrayal of the psychotic creep, Art Nelson, was haunting and dark, while Jodi Lynn Thomas and Bill LeVasseur shine on screen.

This film is a fun, eerie, outlandish, weird retro ride through the darkest valleys of the Hollywood hills. I recommend it.


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